Friday, June 5, 2009
Thanks Bob for Reminding Me of this Happiest of Days!
I love Homer but I love donuts even more. Perhaps the most cheerful invention we've come up with, with cupcakes running a close second.
Bob posted about donuts over at JustBobness, and I thought since it's National Donut Day it wouldn't hurt to have two donut posts up. Hope that's okay Bob, but there's really nothing that makes me smile much more than a donut. I believe donuts are life-affirming, little testaments to hope in the universe...
I have brought along a couple of dozen Dunkin Donuts for those of us who like dense cake donuts, and Krispy Kremes (magically, they will never be cold) for those who prefer the lighter kind. Or both for those who like me are not fussy. And will someone from the West Coast bring a dozen Winchell's so I can perform a taste test?
Before I go, I just wanted to say that I found this explanation of National Donut Day:
"National donut day is always the first Friday in June and was originally started during World War 1.
The day is spent commemorating Salvation Army volunteers who braved the front lines in order to provide home cooked foods as a morale boost to soldiers. The donuts made in those days were often times cooked inside of the metal helmets of American soldiers.
Due to their fondness of the fried dough, American infantryman were often called 'Doughboys.'"
Do you think there could be any truth to this? Besides WWI soldiers being called "doughboys" of course---we know that much is true.
Happy Donut Day!
Posted by Leah at 11:32 AM